“Transforming the Word: The Art of Barbara Wolff” @ Park Avenue Synagogue through January 2018


Transforming the Word: Continuing the Tradition of Hebrew Manuscript Illumination — The Art of Barbara Wolff 
September 2017 – January 2018
Gallery at Park Avenue Synagogue
50 East 87th Street at Madison Avenue

This exhibit showcases facsimiles of “You Renew the Face of the Earth: Psalm 104” and selected pages from the Rose Haggadah. The originals are now in the permanent collection of the Morgan Library and Museum. There is a display of medieval and Renaissance materials and tools used in their creation as well as several original illuminations. A short film, “Over Her Shoulder,” reveals how the artist developed and executed the Psalm 104 series and details her sketching, painting and gilding in precious metal leaf.

Barbara Wolff’s illuminated texts are created in the tradition of the great medieval Hebrew manuscripts using materials and techniques of the 14th century, yet reflecting a 21st century sensibility.

More info here.